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Shalom Center is a holistic treatment and renewal center for clergy and men and women religious. Shalom Center’s dedicated professional staff addresses the spiritual, psychological, physical, intellectual and vocational dimensions of the person.       

Shalom Center’s multi-disciplinary approach to health and healing is deeply rooted in the context of a Catholic faith community. This sacred journey is designed to enable individuals to return to their ministry more “fully human, fully alive.”     

The objective of the assessment process is to assist a person in self-understanding as well as to identify problematic issues that need to be addressed to enable a person to minister more effectively.     

Our assessment includes: clinical interviews; a battery of psychological tests; psychosocial, spiritual, ministry and addiction profiles; and when indicated, psychiatric assessment, neuropsychological testing and physical examination. Specialized testing can be done if needed, depending on each person’s needs and circumstances. All of our services are available in English and Spanish.     
Assessments at Shalom Center generally take seven to ten days and include some brief counseling and intervention strategies. At the conclusion of the assessment, the residents receive feedback on the problems identified and recommendations based on the problems.  The referring contact is provided an oral conference meeting to discuss the results of the assessment. A comprehensive written report is also provided to the resident and to the referring contact, as permission is granted to do so.

“According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation.”
— 1 Corinthians 3:10

Shalom Center’s staff is prepared to assess, evaluate and treat
persons with the following issues:     


• Depression
• Anxiety and phobias
• Stress and burnout in ministry

• Accusations of present or past boundary violations
• Transitions in ministry
• Vocational discernment
• Alchohol/drug addictions
• Sexual addictions

• Internet cybersex addictions

• Sexual abuse/assault                 

• Authority conflicts (conflict with hierarchy, leadership and/or
  persons in ministry)

•  Codependency

•  Grief and loss

•  Vocational crises  

•  Anger Issues

Self Understanding

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